Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has assured the National Population Commission (NPC) of adequate security protection to guarantee seamless conduct of 2023 National Population and Housing Census in the state.
State Commandant, Mr. Isidore Chikere gave the assurance while receiving the Federal Commissioner, NPC, Anambra State, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke, and his team at the State Command Headquarters Awka.
The NSCDC State helmsman who described census as a very important national assignment restated the command’s readiness in partnering with NPC towards the successful conduct of the the 2023 Census.
” We are all partners in progress. I am impressed by the visit, it shows you recognize the importance of NSCDC in the smooth conduct of the exercise. It is nice you are closing all ranks in reaching out to relevant stakeholders.
“NPC needs the support of all relevant stakeholders in order to deliver credible and reliable data. In the light of this, be assured that NSCDC is putting all the security apparatus in motion for a hitch-free exercise” he said.
Earlier, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke who led the management team from the State thanked the State Commandant for the cooperation the commission has been enjoying from the Corps.
He also appealed for security protection in the safe movement of enumerators and materials during and after the forthcoming national head count.
The Federal Commissioner explained that the 2023 census; the first digital population and housing census would enable the Commission generate credible, reliable and acceptable high-quality data for development planning of the country.
“2023 National Population and Housing Census is coming up very soon hence my visit to brief you on the preparation to kick- start it. We are here also to galvanize support security wise for the exercise.
“As a relevant stakeholders, we deemed it worthy to come solicit for the services of your men in the protection of our personnel and materials during the exercise,” he concluded.